Consequence Back To Finish What He Started
Posted on September 8, 2006 by Jamie Slaughter
The Con Man is back up in the building and all the fans of G.O.O.D. music need to pay close attention. For those who don't know, Consequence earned his hip-hop stripes back in 1993 alongside hip-hop super group A Tribe Called Quest. Cons made his rap debut on one of hip-hop's most cherished albums: Midnight Marauders, the 3rd album from Ali Shaheed, Phife Dawg, and Cons' cousin Q-Tip.
The Queens, NY native made his real splash, however, when he touched up the Tribe's platinum Beats, Rhymes & Life for seven tracks, including the backpacker classic "Phony Rappers" and the hit "Stressed Out” with Faith Evans.
Consequence was as close to a fourth member as ATCQ could ever have, but in 2004, he found himself in the company of a second family: G.O.O.D. Music, the record label of Kanye West. Soon after he appeared on another hip-hop classic, Kanye's debut College Dropout, as Cons appeared on the huge hit "Spaceship."
With the extended G.O.O.D. (Getting Out Our Dreams) family in his corner, Consequence's stock is higher than ever. Awaiting the release of his G.O.O.D. debut Don't Quit Your Day Job (due out later in 2006), Consequence scratches his itch and teams up with Clinton Sparks and the G.O.O.D. Music Family and returns to the mixtape scene with the 4th edition of The Cons, his acclaimed undergound mixtape series, entitled Finish What You Started
Representing Cons' journey from ATCQ fame to underground mixtape fame to a major label album release and world tour, "Finish What You Started" is a celebration of Cons' efforts in the rap game.
MixUnit.com’s very own Clinton Sparks has a “g.o.o.d.” connection with the G.O.O.D. family, having already done two mixtapes with Kanye West (Touch The Sky and Smashtime Radio, vol. 1), DJ'ed for G.O.O.D.'s Grammy party, and setting up Mix Unit Collabos with G.O.O.D. affiliates like GLC and Rhymefest. So when it came time for G.O.O.D. to drop the official mixtape before his anticipated album, recruiting Clinton Sparks was a no-brainer!
The Con’s, Vol. 4 mixtape features more than 20 new and exclusive tracks/freestyles from Consequence, including key cameos from G.O.O.D.'s Kanye West, GLC, Mary J Blige, Bathgate, Sa-Ra and new production from Clinton Sparks on two exclusive tracks.
Finishing what he started, Consequence, G.O.O.D. Music and Clinton Sparks team up with MixUnit.com to bring you this official Mix Unit Artist Series edition mixtape.
Tracklisting and credits for Consequence – “The Cons, Vol. 4 – Finish What You Started”
1 - Intro [produced by Clinton Sparks]
2 - Callin Me
3 - Code Of The Streets
4 - Girls
5 - Consequence (Interlude)
6 - Shoot Em Up
7 - Daddy (Skit)
8 - Baby [produced by Clinton Sparks]
9 - Whatever Then
10 - Burn A Bridge f/Sa-Ra
11 - Dollar Bill f/Mary J. Blige
12 - Come Back f/Bathgate
13 - Dead People f/GLC, Menace & P. Watts
14 - Couped Up f/ DJ Swivel & Cris Styles
15 - Consequence (Interlude)
16 - Out In The Wash
17 - Takin Me Higher
18 - Clockin My Style
19 - Young & Reckless
20 - Consequence (Interlude)
21 - Grammy Family f/Kanye West & DJ Khaled
22 - Clinton Sparks Outro
23 - SmashTime Radio with Clinton Sparks, Get Familiar!!!